Monica Visits Wishaw Beauty Enterprise For Plastic-Free Beauty Day

Monica was welcomed by Lanarkshire business owner Jo Chidley for an insight into the world of plastic-free and sustainable beauty products.

The world-famous Beauty Kitchenbased on Netherton Road was co-founded by Wishaw-woman Jo and her husband Stuart almost 10 years ago.

As a member of the Net Zero Committee, Monica has a keen interest in environmental issues and ethical practices. The local politician said she “has been blown away” at the success of Jo’s trailblazing commitment to plastic-free produce.

She commented:

“It was brilliant to visit a forward-thinking initiative like Beauty Kitchen right on the doorsteps of Wishaw. The Beauty Kitchen is driving a much-needed change by proving that a plastic-free lifestyle does not mean cutting out the products we love.

“Almost half of the world’s plastic ends up in landfill- this is a monumental amount of waste that could easily be avoided, and I am so proud that the solution to plastic pollution is being championed here in Lanarkshire.

“Jo and her team at Beauty Kitchen are truly inspirational. On a recent visit to St Aidan’s High School young people hailed the Beauty Kitchen as a business that is making a difference in the fight to combat the climate and nature emergencies that threaten people and the planet.

“Scotland’s proposed Circular Economy Bill is an opportunity to support responsible businesses, and I will be taking the excellent example set by Beauty Kitchen back to the Scottish Parliament.”

Monica Lennon is an MSP for the Central Scotland Region. In 2021, she passed the ground-breaking Period Product (Scotland) Act. Follow her on Twitter for recent updates.